I cook chicken soup whenever I am sick or anyone in my family is sick. I find that when you are sick, the hot liquid of chicken soup is the best part.
If you do not have homemade chicken stock in the freezer or are sick already, use the boxed chicken stock.
1T Olive Oil
half onion, cut into small diced pieces
1 clove garlic
1 box of chicken stock or broth or 2 cups of homemade stock
2 cups of chicken, cut up in small pieces or shredded
1 bag of baby spinach, rough chopped
1 T of lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste
dashes of hot sauce - optional
half a bag of egg noodles
Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a deep soup pot. over medium heat (I try to avoid butter when I'm sick. I usually try to avoid all dairy, especially to ward off the cough that follows.)
Add a half of small diced onion and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Cook until translucent. Do not let garlic burn so keep over a medium heat. This should take about 5-8 minutes.
Meanwhile shred 2 cups of chicken into small bite sized pieces. and chop up a bag of baby spinach.
Zest about a tablespoon of lemon.
When onions and garlic are ready, add one box of chicken stock or broth, the chicken, spinach and cook for about 2 minutes until spinach is wilted.
remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste and a few dashes of hot sauce. - optional (Hot sauce in hot soup clears out your sinuses)
Since the chicken, onion and spinach are cut small, this becomes a great sipping soup.
Cook the noodles separate. When ready to serve. Put some noodles in the bottom of the bowl and spoon the soup over the noodles.
Adding noodles to the soup makes the noodles mushy.
When storing.... store soup and noodles separate.
Feel better soon!